Category: Architecture

Unity Temple Restoration Complete In Time For FLW’s 150th

Today, more than other day, Oak Park is celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright.  Frank was born on this day, June 8th, 150 years ago. Wright has given the world, not only Oak Park, architecture that is still relevant, still contemporary, still inspirational. And now, more then ever, the world is intent… Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright – Celebrating 150

Frank Lloyd Wright is turning 150 years old on June 8th and Oak Park, home to the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, is looking to celebrate! Wright, though born and bred in Wisconsin, not only made Oak Park his home but is where he established his… Read more »

Oak Park Apartments – Vintage Craftsmanship

Oak Park Apartments loves its’ vintage courtyard apartments because these buildings have character, both inside and out, that can not be found in new construction.  Built between the early 1900’s through the 1920’s, these properties hearken back to a day and time when craftsmanship was about the details.  From crown molding,… Read more »

There’s More to Oak Park Architecture than Just Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright has put Oak Park on the architectural map, making our village a destination for those who love both architecture and history. FLW may be the most famous of Oak Park craftsmen but there are other notable architects that have left their mark on homes, churches and yes, apartments,… Read more »

Who Started Apartment Living Anyway?

              Oak Park is a community rich with history and Oak Park Apartments likes to highlight that history. Pondering our own history made us curious about the history of apartment buildings and that search led us all the way back to ancient Rome. Yes, we… Read more »

Oak Park Is A Location To Love

When deciding on where to live we have all heard the mantra: location, location, location.   Choosing a good location to call home, whether you rent or own makes sense. What factors make a “good” location? Excellent school systems, an economically stable community, being near public transportation, jobs, entertainment and… Read more »

FLW Building? A Definite Maybe!

OakParkApartments.com’s property located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Lake Street, has raised some serious architectural questions over the years. Present day architects and historians believe that this property might be designed by famed Oak Park architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright is pretty well known and not one… Read more »

The Elmwood Tea Room

  OakParkApartments.com had heard rumors about a “Tea Room” being located at our 418 Lake St. property (Lake and Elmwood is how it is fondly referred to).  Looking for some information on the history of the the “Tea Room”, OakParkApartments went to its’ friends at The Historical Society of Oak Park… Read more »

E.E. Roberts Park Manor Property Shines Like No Other

OakParkApartments.com has many buildings that are truly architecturally beautiful but none that are quite as significant as our Park Manor property, located at 173 – 181 North Grove. This architectural gem of a courtyard apartment building is said to be one the the most distinguished designs of famed architect, E.E.… Read more »

Know Your Apartment History

The term “apartment” is all American but the origins of apartment living date back all the way to ancient Rome.  Owning a home, back in ancient Rome, was only for the wealthy and in fact most Romans lived in apartment buildings termed insulae, or islands, because they would take up… Read more »